ISBN-10:
1450402534
ISBN-13:
9781450402538
Pub. Date:
01/25/2012
Publisher:
Human Kinetics, Inc.
Teaching Children Dance-3rd Edition / Edition 3

Teaching Children Dance-3rd Edition / Edition 3

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ISBN-13: 9781450402538
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 01/25/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 134,610
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Theresa Purcell Cone, PhD, is a physical education and dance teacher at Brunswick Acres Elementary School in Kendall Park, New Jersey, where she also directs a children’s dance company. She is an adjunct professor at Rowan University in New Jersey and a teacher and choreographer at the Princeton Ballet School.

Dr. Cone is a past president of the National Dance Association and was named its first K-12 Dance Educator of the Year. She is also a member of the National Dance Education Organization, the Alliance for Arts Education New Jersey, and numerous other professional organizations. Dr. Cone was coauthor of Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Physical Education (Human Kinetics, 1998).

In 2004, Dr. Cone was awarded a Presidential Citation by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She also was awarded the Margie R. Hanson Distinguished Service Award by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Dr. Cone received her doctorate in dance from Temple University.

Stephen L. Cone, PhD, is a professor in the department of health and exercise science at Rowan University in New Jersey. Previously, he was chair of the physical education department at Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Dr. Cone is past president of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and received their Honor Award in 2000. He is also a member of the New Jersey AHPERD, the Alliance for Arts Education New Jersey, and numerous other professional organizations. He has written dozens of articles for physical education publications and was coauthor of Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Physical Education (Human Kinetics, 1998).

Dr. Cone was made a charter fellow in the North American Society for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals in 2000. He also was named an American Council on Education fellow in 1993-94. He received a Presidential Citation from the National Dance Association in 1995. Dr. Cone earned his doctorate in motor learning and sport psychology from Texas A&M University.

Table of Contents

Part I A Framework for Teaching Children’s Dance

Chapter 1 Understanding the Importance of Teaching Children’s Dance

What Is Children’s Dance?

Why Teach Children’s Dance?

What Are the Benefits of Children’s Dance?

Applying the 21st-Century Skills to Teaching Dance

Meeting the Whole Child Through Dance

Linking the Physical Activity Guidelines to Dance

Summary

Questions for Reflection

Chapter 2 Presenting Essential Content for Children’s Dance

The Body

Space

Time

Force

Flow

Relationships

Dance Forms

Summary

Questions for Reflection

Chapter 3 Designing a Dance Program

Planning a Yearlong Dance Program

Planning a Dance Unit

Planning the Dance Lessons

Sample Unit and Lesson Outline

Interdisciplinary Connections

Summary

Questions for Reflection

Chapter 4 Creating a Dance Education Setting

Class Size

Equipment and Teaching Materials

Facilities

Class Frequency and Length

Community Characteristics

School Policies

Program Advocacy

Summary

Questions for Reflection

Chapter 5 Making Teaching Effective

Helping All Children Learn

Using Various Teaching Styles and Strategies

Motivating Learners

Establishing Protocols and Rules

Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Presenting Demonstrations

Providing Feedback

Engaging Students in Performances

Observing and Responding to Dance

Summary

Questions for Reflection

Chapter 6 Assessing Children’s Learning in Dance

Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness

Teacher Assessment of Students

Peer Assessment

Student Self-Assessment

Assessment Instruments

Summary

Questions for Reflection

Chapter 7 Including All Children in Dance

Knowing Your Students with Disabilities

Creating an Inclusive Environment

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Inclusive Dances

Summary

Questions for Reflection

Part II Learning Experiences for Children’s Dance

Chapter 8 Learning Experiences for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade

Neighborhood Friendship Streamer Dance

Floating Clouds and Rain Showers

Run, Hop, Jump, and Skip

The Playground

Ocean Waves and Swimmers

Spaghetti Dance

Balloon Dance

Percussion Instrument Dance

The Hungry Cat

Circus Dance

Connect the Spots

Frog Dance

Chapter 9 Learning Experiences for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades

Dancing Homework Machine

Creative Square Dance

Action Words

Baseball Dance

Birthday Celebration

Partner Dance

Three Sport Dances: Sport Add-On, Sport Web, and Sport Pictures in Action

Dance Maps

Create Your Own Hip-Hop Dance

Funky Shape Museum

Stick Figures Come Alive

Interviews

Primary text for undergraduate students taking dance, physical education, or elementary methods courses. Also as a reference for physical education, dance education, and classroom teachers or related professionals who teach dance to children in a variety of settings.

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